It’s been a busy year at GWS Media, and quite a few new articles have been written and posted on the site in that time, some of them attracting...
In a recent article, we discussed the history of social media on the Internet and its precursors. In this follow-up article, we take a look at the...
Where does Social Media come from? Social media in one form or another have now been established for more than two decades, since the Internet was...
We enjoyed exhibiting our social robot Pepper at Business Showcase SW at the Ashton Court Stadium, Bristol on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Now in...
On June 21st  2016, Instagram announced that its community had grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers worldwide! More than 300 million of these...
Selling products online? Not on Pinterest? Why on earth not?! 73 million users log into Pinterest every month (more than the entire UK population,...
Are you going away this summer or are you just excited to Instagram a picture of your toes by the poolside? Maybe you are writing for a travel blog...
You may or may not be aware but there's websites out there selling Instagram followers. You simply pay a few pounds and you can gain yourself up to 5...
This week we logged in to listen to the Pinterest webinar with Melanie Duncan. Melanie is a self proclaimed Pinterest expert, having turned her...
  Following in Facebook's footsteps Twitter have now introduced a mute button. There's plenty of hype about how this will affect brands and the way...
Social media is a minefield. When Facebook and Twitter aren't changing their layout, they're introducing new buttons or there's another 'big player...
This is just a short overview of what different charities are choosing to do on Pinterest. It may seem like a charity would not benefit a great deal...
McDonald's are one of the latest brands to open a public Snapchat account, not long after we blogged about  Snapchat's growing success as a...
  This may come as a surprise, but according to Brandwatch, there are more women on social media than men.  Studies reveal that across all the main...
Instagram has always been a strong contender in the world of apps. It has been reported to be one of the fastest growing global sites with current ...
ASOS have had phenomenal success since their launch in 2001, their marketing is generally great and it comes as no surprise that their social media...
    Image under Tom Woodward under Creative Commons license 2.0   Feb 12th 2014: Part 3 of GWS Tech Talk given by GWS Media Director, David Graves...
      Image under the tartanpodcast under Creative Commons License 2.0   Social media marketing (like direct response marketing) needs a good list...
         Image via Skittles Facebook Page   If what you offer is not something that customers normally purchase online, then your conversion goal  ...
Just last month LinkedIn announced they have reached 300 million worldwide members, with more than half of users outside of the US. Despite this,...
              However, there's never a surefire way to predict whether an idea will or won't catch on. Running competitions like...
      It's been almost exactly a year since our last post on Klout, so we thought it was time for us to return to this subject.    This year Google...
Image from The BBC also awarded their own bronze, silver and gold medals to the best Olympic tweets and the best Olympic photos captured on...
  Too often data is presented in a monotonous, dense way which makes it difficult to take in; the infographic uses a combination of design and...
It's sometimes hard to believe, but it's true: social media networks which are now such an established part of the online landscape, have not always...
The London Tube map redesigned for music - The Guardian's Music Map     It might have been raining all week in Bristol, but fortunately the only...
  Using the internet is part of our daily routine, for some of us it is even a career. Whether you use it for work or not, it has quickly become the...
Last year we looked at the design of the main social media sites: Twitter, Facebook & Google Plus. We considered the relationship between design...
As we mentioned in a previous post, one of the topics we would be focusing on this year is social media marketing, and more specifically, tips on...
Layout in Blogger After our series on the design of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus we got to thinking that the insights...
Last weekend at Stokes Croft Streetfest It's nearly bank holiday weekend, and we're looking forward to getting out and about in Bristol to take...
You might have heard colleagues or friends discussing work, and been confused (but intrigued) when they said something like: "I found him on LinkedIn...
  Imagine the scene: Let’s say you’re a professional architect based in Bristol. You type the name of your firm into Google, and scan the first page...
What is Social Media and how do I use it? Social Media is just another form of networking. There was a time when email seemed like a novelty form of...
In the first of a series of posts, introducing the use of social media in business, we ask: how can traditional businesses and sectors, like...